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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Multiple Generations

Posted Feb 12 2010 12:00am

When I was at my caregiving peak, with multiple elders who needed me plus two children - one with chronic health issues - there wasn't a term for people like me. Or, if there was, I didn't have time to read about it. Later, I became aware of the then emerging term "the sandwich generation." Generally speaking, this now popular and descriptive term refers to situations like mine, where adult children who have children of their own are also caring for their aging parents. I know all too well the feeling of being torn between the needs of different generations.

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